Incident 29/08/16 – Person Reported in the Water - 022/16
The Boyne Fishermen's Rescue & Recovery Service where alerted to an accident today at 17.28 hrs.
The call reported a person in difficultly in the water at the harbour in Clogherhead.
Our emergency paging system was activated and our mobile units responded immediately to the scene of the accident followed by our inshore rescue boat. Meanwhile our underwater search team had been alerted and were on route also.
On arrival of land crew, they were notified that the casualty had been taken from the water by a local fisherman and had been airlifted by Rescue helicopter 116 to hospital.
In a sad outcome the patient was pronounced dead. Members of the Boyne Fishermens Rescue and Recovery Service wish to extend its sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased.
On scene at today’s incident along with the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service were the Clogherhead Gardai,Clogherhead Coast Guard and the NAS.